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chicken feed

A very paltry or miniscule amount of money; the absolute minimum amount. Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got these tickets for chicken feed! I had a few jobs during college working for chicken feed, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my studies.
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chicken feed

Fig. a small amount of anything, especially of money. (See also for chicken feed. Compare this with for peanuts.) Of course I can afford $800. That's just chicken feed. It may be chicken feed to you, but that's a month's rent to me.
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chicken feed

Trifling amount of money, as in I'm not going to mow lawns for $5 an hour-that's chicken feed. This expression alludes to the fact that chickens can be fed corn and wheat grains too small for other uses. [Slang; early 1800s]
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chicken feed

INFORMAL
1. If an amount, usually of money, is chicken feed, it is very small, especially compared with another amount. The £70,000-a-year backing received from sponsors is chicken feed compared to the £20m budgets available to some of his rivals.
2. If someone or something is chicken feed, they are insignificant, especially compared with another person or thing. There's Masters, too. He's the biggest threat. We're just chicken feed.
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chicken feed

a paltry sum of money. informal
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ˈchicken feed

(informal) a small and unimportant amount of money: My salary is chicken feed compared with hers.
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chicken feed

n. a small amount of money. (see also peanuts.) It may be chicken feed to you, but that’s a month’s rent to me.
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